Dirtgirlworld creators want local family to star in show
DIRTGIRLWORLD Creators Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace are looking for kids from four to 10 years of age to star in the new show, as well as a feature family.
"Often the TV world will celebrate kids who are awesome musicians or great at sport but this time it's the kids who know all about pumpkins, frogs and seed saving that we are looking for," Cate said.
"We are on the search for kids who know heaps about nature, gardening and outside stuff; Kids who aren't shy about sharing what they know on camera."
The production will include a mud pie bake off in a local backyard with the stars of the show, including Dirtgirl.
"We need around eight kids to be involved and no fear of mud," she said.
But get dirty in the backyard isn't just for the kids.
"We want to roll up with the stars of our new show and hold a mud pie bake off with you and your family and friends in your backyard mud kitchen," she said.
"If you think your family and friends know how to get grubby and have fun in front of a camera at the same time, please send a picture or clip of your backyard ....and let us know who you all are and why we would have a great time in your backyard."
If you'd like to be a part of the show, send a picture or clip of your backyard to firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know why Dirtgirl would have a great time in your backyard.
Video auditions must be under 1 minute and received before September 10.
Tips for filming a great audition
A GREAT video audition is about finding the right character for the role.
It isn't about technical skill or ability.
However, if you're shooting with a smartphone or a small camera, some of these tips will help you get the most out of recording your video.
Always shoot the smartphone in horizontal mode. It gives you a better grip on the device andyou'll get better vision;
Be yourself and have fun with the audition;
Don't use the zoom in the phone - if you want to get a tighter shot, move closer to your subject;
Shoot under natural light where possible. Avoid midday sun and bright backgrounds;
Use two hands for stability and be careful not to cover the lens or mic. Avoid background noise, wind and air-conditioners;
There are lots of free or cheap smartphone apps that let you shoot and edit on the same device such as videolicious, otherwise transfer the footage to your computer and edit out the "fat";
Kids under 18 must have the permission of a parent or guardian;
Keep the video clip short and snappy and under one minute. Email auditions to email@example.com by September 10.